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hog plum

[Atlantic; "plum-like fruit neglected because of its coarseness and proneness to be wormy" DJE, but cf. Sp. hobo, jobo idem WFF from Taino hobo idem (Taylor 1977: 21)] n. a fruit tree, Spondias sp., especially S. lutes:  1788 Hog-plum tree, Sondias mombin (Schoepf 309). 1835 Spondias myrobalanus. Hog Plum (Journal 30). 1976 Bright  yellow ... hog plum ... sweet and juicy ... (like) strawberries... meagre fleshy part with a large stony seed (Eneas 11). (Gen.)

Tags: food, fruit, noun, plant, tree

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Last update: 2010-10-18 21:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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